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Strictly exes Neil and Katya Jones cut laid-back figures as they dance in a TikTok video

They are competitors on the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom floor but former lovers off of it. 

And Neil and Katya Jones proved they are still amicable exes as they showed off their impressive dancing skills in a lighthearted TikTok video on Wednesday. 

Neil, 38, cut a relaxed figure in a khaki tee and jeans as he pretended he was forced into making the dance video and followed Katya’s, 31, lead. 

Amicable exes: Strictly Come Dancing’s Neil and Katya Jones cut relaxed figures as they showed off their impressive dancing skills in a lighthearted TikTok video on Wednesday

Text popped up on the screen alongside the Strictly hunk, which said: ‘She made me make this video, she’s not my bestie,’ and ‘always over the top,’ as he gave a disgruntled look. 

Neil then bumped Katya, who rocked an oversized top and leggings, out of the frame with his hip before she bounced back in shot and they executed a jolly dance routine together. 

Neil comically pushed his partner out of the video for a final time as he delivered a series of solo dance moves to the track, Iko Iko (feat. Small Jam) by Justin Wellington. 

Katya ultimately interrupted his solo moment, mocking his dancing style as Neil delivered a frustrated expression. 

Follow the leader: Neil, 38, pretended he was forced into making the dance video and followed Katya's, 31, lead

Follow the leader: Neil, 38, pretended he was forced into making the dance video and followed Katya’s, 31, lead

‘She always ruins my video!’ read the final text in the TikTok clip. 

Katya and Neil announced their separation in September 2019- ten months after she was pictured kissing her former dancer partner Seann Walsh.  

Earlier this year, Katya spoke out about the demise of her seven-year marriage to Neil.

In an interview with Waggel, the Strictly star reflected on how she found her 30th birthday ‘challenging’ because her marriage to Neil, 38, was going ‘downhill’.   

Talking about the dark period, she said: ‘In 2019 I turned 30, it was a challenging time. I didn’t like where I was, it felt like I was in limbo actually. 

Unimpressed: Text popped up on the screen alongside the Strictly hunk, which read: 'She made me make this video, she's not my bestie,' and 'always over the top,' as he gave a disgruntled look

Team work: Neil then bumped Katya out of the frame with his hip before she bounced back in shot and they executed a jolly dance routine together

Unimpressed: Text popped up on the screen alongside the Strictly hunk, which read: ‘She made me make this video, she’s not my bestie,’ and ‘always over the top,’ as he gave a disgruntled look

'Now I can dance': Neil comically pushed his partner out of the video for a final time as he delivered a series of solo dance moves to the track, Iko Iko (feat. Small Jam) by Justin Wellington

‘Now I can dance’: Neil comically pushed his partner out of the video for a final time as he delivered a series of solo dance moves to the track, Iko Iko (feat. Small Jam) by Justin Wellington

‘My relationship was going downhill. I didn’t feel happy in my own company until May 2020, when I spent my birthday in lockdown.’

Katya also revealed she has used the time since her split from Neil to ‘better myself’ and hasn’t dated since they broke-up.

She said: ‘I’ve come out of a marriage, not even a long-term relationship, but a marriage. Neil and I were together for 12-years, married for seven.’ 

The professional dancer said she hasn’t even thought about dating because ‘I’ve just been with this person for such a long time’.   

Controversy: Katya and Neil announced their separation in September 2019- ten months after she was pictured kissing her former dancer partner Seann Walsh (pictured)

Controversy: Katya and Neil announced their separation in September 2019- ten months after she was pictured kissing her former dancer partner Seann Walsh (pictured)

Katya added she is ‘happy on my own’ but does have days where she wants to ‘sit down and binge Netflix with someone else’.

The Strictly star also ruled out the prospect of meeting someone on a dating app because she is an ‘old romantic’. 

While Katya has remained single since the breakdown of her marriage, Neil had a turbulent brief romance with Columbian dancer Luisa Eusse. 

The couple split in January after their relationship was marred by claims Luisa had cheated on Neil and was also just using him for a visa into the country. 

Katya admitted she got ‘jealous’ when their dog Crumble, whom they share custody with, spent time with Luisa, but says she is sure if the situation arises again when one of them is in a relationship, it will be ‘absolutely fine’.     

Whirlwind romance: While Katya has remained single since the breakdown of her marriage, Neil had a turbulent brief romance with Columbian dancer Luisa Eusse (pictured last year)

Whirlwind romance: While Katya has remained single since the breakdown of her marriage, Neil had a turbulent brief romance with Columbian dancer Luisa Eusse (pictured last year)

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